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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Suraya mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Suraya

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  • A user from North Carolina, United States says the name Suraya means "Bright shinning star".
  • A user from Malaysia says the name Suraya means "Beautiful".
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Suraya means "Princess or bright starlight - the Pleiades, a group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus".
Other origins: Arabic, Portuguese, and Indian (Sanskrit)

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Suraya

Suraya Dewing is a historical fiction, suspense, thriller, adventure, and thriller (genre) author. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present. Suraya was born on November 18th, 1952 in Auckland, New Zealand.


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International Interest for Suraya

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Fun Facts about the name Suraya

  • How Popular is the name Suraya? Suraya is the 16,336th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Suraya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 499 babies born with the first name Suraya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Suraya to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Suraya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Suraya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Suraya is Wednesday, February 3rd, 1909.
  • What year had the most people named Suraya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Suraya was in 2009 with a total of 36 babies.
  • Random Suraya Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Suraya is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Suraya: Your name in reverse order is Ayarus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aarusy. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Suraya born Mar 14, 1956

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 1000. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.